This post is part of the link up for the Five Minute Friday over at Kate Motaung’s Blog , where you write for Five Minutes on a specific word and the goal is to just write & no editing. (It is supposed to be a free write)
Here is my five minute write:
This morning was one of those mornings where quiet would have been preferred but alas that is not how the morning began. It was full of activity of boys getting ready for school and a mom who thought what she wanted was a chance to be still and sit with her coffee and her bible. As the tears threatened to spill over I realized that what I needed was my heart to be still.
One of my favorite verses is “Be still and know that I am God.” That is really my hearts cry today, that I can be still. That I can know. That I can taste and can see God in a powerful way. It requires me to be still. Being still is not easy for me, in fact sometimes it seems very, very hard. The more I work to be still the more my thoughts invade. Distractions compound.
Being still is hard for me, I find that sometimes when I am still tears are more easily ready to flow (and do). The truth that God reveals is hard to accept and can be heartbreaking. The flip side of that coin is that I find great joy in being still because I see God’s hand at work in my life. I can and do experience His presence in amazing and new ways. I find confidence that He has this.
In the stillness is where I see my faith and trust in the Father above come to the surface and be exercised often more than when I am being active. It requires me to choose to not move, but to wait. What I am learning in being still is sometimes Jesus asks us to walk with Him; still is not being lazy. It is not being a sideline viewer of my life but an active part in it.
Being still is me choosing to quiet my heart and my spirit, waiting and trusting, believing in His love for me and that He is right there with me.
Today…..learning to follow, listen and obey; trusting in the ONE who loves me and HE loves you too.